Harrow parkrun is cancelled on 2020-12-05 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Harrow parkrun #254

Despite the damp weather and other issues we had another good turn out at Harrow this morning - including a visitor from Edinburgh.

As Mike mentioned this morning please keep en eye on Harrow parkrun front page for the latest on the COVID 19 (Coronvirous) situation.   COVID1C

On another front please be careful with the Morrisons carpark nearby.  they are enforcing their two hour limit on parking and issuing tickets.

Happy running

Kevin Concannon (Harrow pArkrun director)

This week 232 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Kevin CONCANNON • Mark CURSONS • Mike LEPPS • Louise LEPPS • Joan FOXLEY • Joseph TURNER • Luca MATHARU • Marion SISKIN • Dylan SAUNDERS • Siddhant SINGH • Oliver MACKIN • Dylan MAGUIRE • Chetan PATEL • Deveka MAKWANA • Rekha MAKWANA • Peter WALE • Lucia CAMPBELL MANAS • Maya OJERE • Milo BENWELL- FROGGATT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrow parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Damian NEVINS who recorded a time of 15:55 on 10th August 2019 (event number 222).
The female record is held by Lucy ASHE who recorded a time of 17:58 on 7th March 2020 (event number 253).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 90.32% (16:52) on 9th July 2016 (event number 62).

Harrow parkrun started on 9th May 2015. Since then 5,942 participants have completed 43,310 parkruns covering a total distance of 216,550 km, including 8,232 new Personal Bests. A total of 444 individuals have volunteered 3,602 times.

 

Harrow parkrun #253

What a difference a week makes!  After last Saturday's wind and rain, and our puddle-jumping around the park, this week we had a cool, much calmer morning and some great results, including 65 new PBs.

Appropriately for our International Women's Day parkrun we celebrated some excellent female performances. Lucy Ashe finished second overall and took seven seconds off her previous course record - set back in February 2017 - to run 17:58 and her first sub-18 finish!  Congratulations Lucy!  It's great to see the hard work paying off.

Isabelle and Chloe Marsh, two of our juniors, ran their 10th parkruns, and we particularly loved their outfits, celebrating astronaut Helen Sharman and featuring brilliant motivational words. Rachael Bowie ran her 50th parkrun, and we look forward to seeing you all in your new t-shirts soon!

For the men, Damian Nevins took first place with an impressive 16:35.  Simon Sly ran his 50th parkrun, Ignatius Kasujja his 150th, and Kedar Acharya his 250th - congratulations all!

We welcomed 15 people to their very first parkrun - great to have you with us, and come back soon!  And we were delighted to have visitors from near - Hillingdon, Haringey - a bit further afield - Dunstable and the Forest of Dean - and properly afar - all the way from Sydney.  Thanks for coming along and do visit again.

This morning too a number of people mentioned to me a fact from a parkrun story on the radio - that around a third of women who have signed up for parkrun haven't yet run one.  So if you know someone,  female or male, who's interested, but just needs a bit of encouragement, do invite them along to Harrow one Saturday!  Whether you run,walk or volunteer, it's the best way to start your weekend.

Have a great week

Carolyn Bennett, Harrow parkrun director

This week 308 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Mark CURSONS • Mike LEPPS • Denis FOXLEY • Carolyn BENNETT • James HUDSON • Joseph TURNER • Ketul PATEL • Luca MATHARU • Maisie O'MALLEY • Joanne PAYNE • Dylan SAUNDERS • Shaan SHARMA • Oliver MACKIN • Dylan MAGUIRE • Rufus HODGES • Peter WALE • Connor WALKER • Lucia CAMPBELL MANAS • Milo BENWELL- FROGGATT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrow parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Damian NEVINS who recorded a time of 15:55 on 10th August 2019 (event number 222).
The female record is held by Lucy ASHE who recorded a time of 17:58 on 7th March 2020 (event number 253).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 90.32% (16:52) on 9th July 2016 (event number 62).

Harrow parkrun started on 9th May 2015. Since then 5,910 participants have completed 43,078 parkruns covering a total distance of 215,390 km, including 8,191 new Personal Bests. A total of 444 individuals have volunteered 3,583 times.

 

Harrow parkrun #252

The wetter side of wet #252

It’s a once in 28 years opportunity to run on Saturday 29th February, they said. 2048 before the next opportunity, leap like frogs, they said. And then they provided the water so we could leap, swim, and be washed away like frogs. Could someone put a note in the files for 2048 and perhaps talk about some other animal?

This weekend was an improvement on the previous two. Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis laid waste through the cancellations list where Storm Jorge was…. superficially less overwhelming but not helpful to those areas where the water table is still much higher than usual and the ground saturated. Some other local parkruns were cancelled, swelling the ranks of the very stalwarts. This was a parkrun day for the very determined. This was Harrow’s smallest number of runners since 27 July 2019.

Having woken up several times due to the noise of the wind, we decided to bus/tube/tube/walk to parkrun. It’s a short walk from Harrow on the Hill station but the sheer quantity of rain made it difficult to use the traditional google maps. However, we found Harrow Recreation Ground and walked steadily through the river from the play park/carpark to the pavilion. It was a moment for the volunteering part of the partnership to regret a lack of wellies and the running part of the partnership to regret not wearing waterproof socks.

Bag stowed in the dry changing room and coat removed (!) I joined the other parkrunners huddled under the eaves of the pavilion. All sensible fauna had retreated. Frogs, ducks, sea serpents were all tucked up with tea. And then a miracle happened. From the first timers’ briefing, the rain slowed and stopped. During the main briefing we heard about our diversions and were warned about the excessive water on the course and reminded that, even in this weather, we weren’t the only park users out so we were not to splash through all the puddles and soak the dog walkers.

A day to thank the marshals in particular (It is the only parkrun that I’ve ever been to where there has been a marshal, in wellies standing in a puddle with water covering feet entirely to make us keep right, thanks Jag) and all the volunteers in general who traded a run on 29th February for a volunteer credit. And a thank you, after all that exertion, for those who were celebrating milestones who brought chopped oranges, melon and cakes.

On to the results:
Congratulations to first time parkrunners Karolina WOLNIKOWSKA and Clive LUCAS for joining us. Do come again and it can’t get any wetter, honest!
Congratulations Joan FOXLEY on a 150th Harrow parkrun and memorably coming 150th
Congratulations to our fantastic new 50 club runners: Kelly ACCETTA CROWE, Anne GORMAN, Claire WOODARD, Ashwin MISTRY and Richard BROWN. A super day to achieve your first t-shirt milestone. Well done.
Congratulations to first man home Martin Hanicinec (19:01) and first female Nicola Payne (21:21).

In total, 166 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. In this weather that is something of an achievement.

Thank you to the volunteers Kevin CONCANNON, Mark CURSONS, Mike LEPPS, Jodi MARSHALL, Harriet WHITE, Joseph TURNER, Ketul PATEL, Jag MATHARU, Luca MATHARU, Thomas BROWN, Simon GRIGOR, Karin KEEBLE, Siddhant SINGH, Manav SHARMA, Oliver MACKIN, Michelle MAGUIRE, Judith WILLIAMS, Rekha MAKWANA, Peter WALE, Connor WALKER, Lucia CAMPBELL MANAS and Milo BENWELL- FROGGATT who made this possible.

parkrun finished, lovely hot chocolate drunk and it was time to return walk/tube/tube/bus and a final first for the day. Stopped at Finsbury Park, the hail danced through the doors into the tube carriage…

Pippa White
Home parkrun: Queen Elizabeth

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrow parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lucy ASHE who recorded a time of 18:05 on 11th February 2017 (event number 93).
The male record is held by Damian NEVINS who recorded a time of 15:55 on 10th August 2019 (event number 222).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 90.32% (16:52) on 9th July 2016 (event number 62).
Harrow parkrun started on 9th May 2015. Since then 5,882 participants have completed 42,770 parkruns covering a total distance of 213,850 km, including 8,126 new Personal Bests. A total of 442 individuals have volunteered 3,564 times.

 

Harrow parkrun #251

289 runners braved the wet weather in this weeks Harrow parkrun. We had visitors from all over the UK and a whopping 32 first timers.

Congratulations to our latest milestone achievers.

Nicky Smith - 50th parkrun

Sonny Peart - 100th parkrun

Well done to Michael O'Sullivan and Rosa Serafini, first male and female.

A huge thanks to our fantastic volunteers, including those helping to stop the finish funnel blow away in the wind. If you would like to help out in the future, have a look at the future roster page and send an email to harrowhelpers@parkrun.com.

See you next week for another great parkrun.

Jodi Marshall, Run Director

This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Andy ORMESHER • Beth NELSON • Rache PORTER • Mike LEPPS • Louise LEPPS • Jodi MARSHALL • Maggie HINDLEY • Abbey LEPPS • Pauline TURNER • Joseph TURNER • Luca MATHARU • Thomas BROWN • Dylan SAUNDERS • Siddhant SINGH • Linda GEORGIADES • Manav SHARMA • Shaan SHARMA • Wayne CAMERON • Oliver MACKIN • Dylan MAGUIRE • Sally KARAMANI • Peter WALE • Connor WALKER • Maya OJERE • Jack MOSS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrow parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lucy ASHE who recorded a time of 18:05 on 11th February 2017 (event number 93).
The male record is held by Damian NEVINS who recorded a time of 15:55 on 10th August 2019 (event number 222).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 90.32% (16:52) on 9th July 2016 (event number 62).

Harrow parkrun started on 9th May 2015. Since then 5,867 participants have completed 42,604 parkruns covering a total distance of 213,020 km, including 8,116 new Personal Bests. A total of 439 individuals have volunteered 3,541 times.

 

Harrow parkrun #250

That was a close one as we dodged another storm today! The number of runners dropped to 253 as people thought better of the conditions but it was an impressive morning as 47 personal bests were set including Kevin Fini who was first home in an speedy PB of 17:01!

There were also a healthy number of milestones achieved with pride of place going to Beth Nelson on the magnificent achievement of #250 parkruns completed, notably on our special day of Harrow's 250th parkrun plus Cliff Nelson reached #150th - well done to both of you on your impeccable timing! The full milestone roll of honour included -

  • 50th - Michael Mushoto
  • 100th - Craig Henson, Lorraine O'Donovan & Mike Morris
  • 250th - Beth Nelson

We also had 2 additional filming sequences taking place - I didn't even notice that Sam (or was it Toby?) Deal was flying a drone to get some super aerial shots of the parkrun - head over to our Facebook page to see these.

The second filming was at ground level as students from nearby Wembley Stadium media college filmed much of the parkrun and spent time afterwards interviewing a number of you for their 2 minute sports special. I hope you don't end up on the cutting room floor (this happened to my best man who was an extra on Chariots of Fire!) and we look forward to seeing the finished video in a few weeks time :)

Also good luck to those runners braving the Harrow Hill race over 10Km tomorrow morning - there appears to be a possible gap in the rain between 10 and 12, I hope it materialises for all concerned!

Do enjoy your school half terms and see you next time at Harrow.
Mike Lepps, Harrow parkrun Director.

This week 253 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Kevin CONCANNON • Justin KEMPLEY • Errol CLARKE • Mike LEPPS • Jodi MARSHALL • Amanda DEAL • Jan BEK • Joseph TURNER • Luca MATHARU • Francine FREEDMAN • Paul KIND • Clive HEIDRICH • Steve FREEDMAN • Siddhant SINGH • Oliver MACKIN • Dylan MAGUIRE • Judith WILLIAMS • Peter WALE • Connor WALKER • Adam ASLAM • Lucia CAMPBELL MANAS • Milo BENWELL- FROGGATT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Harrow parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lucy ASHE who recorded a time of 18:05 on 11th February 2017 (event number 93).
The male record is held by Damian NEVINS who recorded a time of 15:55 on 10th August 2019 (event number 222).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 90.32% (16:52) on 9th July 2016 (event number 62).

Harrow parkrun started on 9th May 2015. Since then 5,835 participants have completed 42,315 parkruns covering a total distance of 211,575 km, including 8,074 new Personal Bests. A total of 436 individuals have volunteered 3,516 times.

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